Monthly Archives: June 2013

Knot A Podcast: Episode 32

This week I tested out my theory that it’s more comfortable to talk and podcast from a real chair and not my desk one.  This would be TRUTH.  I should find a way to make this happen more often; it felt more natural to chat while seated like that.

Please come join us in the Knot A Podcast Ravelry group!
Sock it to Summer is in full swing.

Show Notes:  “The Dog Days of…late spring?”

♥ Amineko Cat for my “toy box.”

♥ Hitchhiker by Martina Behm.
♥ Pomme de Pin Cardigan by Amy Christoffers.

Spinning a Yarn:
♥ Pigeonroof Studios Merino in “Magnolia.”  The first 1.15oz resulted in ~69yards of chain-plied yarn.

Stitchin’ Corner:
Spring Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
♥ There is still time to sign up for the Summer Sampler at the introductory price ($12.95 vs the usual $16.95) and add to the 400 person goal!  They’re just over half-way there.  Come join us! 🙂

Knot A Podcast: Episode 31

It’s that day again, kittens!  This is the last week that I’ll be doing the weekly podcast for the summer.  I’m going bi-weekly until at least the end of July…maybe until school gets back in after Labor Day.

I only just noticed the text snafu during the final watching.  LOL.  So sorry about that.

Show Notes:

♥ Come join us for Sock it to Summer!
♥  My small destash, if you’re interested.

♥ Hitchiker #3
♥ Pomme de Pin, “The never-ending cardigan”

Spinning a Yarn:
♥ Pigeonroof Studios SW Merino in “Magnolia”

Stitchin’ Corner:
Springtime Sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Stash Enhancement:
♥ Another Trindle

Picture Post

Remember back when I used to write actual blog entries?  I’ll admit to it: recording videos *is* easier for me…but sometimes I miss typing out words and adding pictures to actual blog posts.  (I have several posts at various stages of completion hiding on my dashboard, but I never seem to find enough time to finish them.  Some topics do not work well with video format.  Especially when $$$ is involved for storage space.  Maybe some day I will write up a post about the monetary and other costs of hosting a video podcast.  Oh look!  I ended up on a tangent.)

I’m hoping to fix this over the coming months as I get a better feel for how things are going to flow.  Surely with both of my children finally in school, I can find time to work on my blog?  Right?  Are those crickets I’m hearing?  Or maybe it’s laughter at my silliness?









As if I do not have enough on my plate,  I have finally been pushed into starting up the cross-stitch “kits” from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery I had been purchasing and sitting on for “some day.”  I am the easiest person in the world to enable, but I could not justify having yet another sampler sit around waiting for Some Day to finally get here.  So I challenged myself: I want to have the Spring Sampler all stitched up before the clues for the Summer Sampler start coming in on 21 June.  This leaves me with exactly 3 weeks to get it done, and based on my first 4 days’ worth of progress, I’m not sure if I can do it…but I think it will be close. As I get a better feel for reading the linen and finding my stitching groove, I’m starting to speed up.  Stitching really isn’t a quick crafting activity; like spinning, it’s soothing and meditative.  I’ve really enjoyed doing it these past few days when it’s been too hot and humid to touch wool.  Productivity and non-sweaty hands for the win!

So what do you think, kittens?  Will you join me in stitching this summer?  (If 4OO people sign up before the sampler ends in July, we’ll all score a bonus pattern for being early adopters.  They’re already 1/4 of the way to the goal.  You know you want to!